A partnership currently exists between Cyanogen and Micromax’s Indian-based YU brand. The agreement formulated at the close of 2014 gave Micromax exclusive access to Cyanogen’s software in India to be implemented in future YU phones. But the Yuphoria that was released earlier this year shipped with stock Android, leaving behind any traces of Cyanogen OS. Fear not, though, as Cyanogen says everything is fine and the two parties will continue to working together.
Another app made by Google itself has generated more than one billion installs.
Amazon announced today the launch of a new store within their ecosystem called Handmade at Amazon. The new storefront features genuine handmade items sold directly from the artisans who create them. All of the products are guaranteed to be factory-free and will be available from artisans in more than 60 countries around the world. Read more
In its first ever attempt at virtual reality (VR), DirectTV has launched a new app that would take boxing fans directly to the ringside during matches.
Samsung recently released the Galaxy J2, but a newer version with a model number SM-J3109 has started appearing in benchmarks, which looks like the Galaxy J3. Read more
Sony may be considering the future of its mobile division, according the latest reports, but it’s image sensor business is a rising star, generating much-needed profits. It’s doing so well, that its even helping to cover Sony’s losses in its mobile and television divisions. It should come as no surprise then that the Japanese company is bolstering its image sensor business with the purchase of Belgian image sensor technology company, Softkinetic Systems.
Elephone has unveiled some new details about their upcoming P9000 smartphone, which we know will be one of the first to use MediaTek’s X20 CPU. Now we have some new information to sort through, including some news about the hardware and software. Read more
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that our smartphones have become the dominant method in taking photographs in the last decade. For the average person, that is.
For professional-level photography, there are quite a few more things needed in order to achieve that grade of pictures. Different lenses, film over digital in some cases, and flash set ups for example, and over the years we’ve seen a lot of peripherals made for smartphones in order to bridge that gap.
With more than half a dozen Google Fiber markets currently under development, a new study looks at how Google Fiber is performing in the initial markets in terms of attracting customers to choose Google Fiber over other options. Bernstein Research conducted a door to door survey in Kansas City where they determined Google had signed up around 20% of the homes they passed within a year of launch. Bernstein says this is “putting it well on the way to exceed 40% of homes passed and realize attractive ROIs.” Read more
Xiaomi’s Mi 5, what is the company’s alleged new flagship device, is expected to launch some time in December with a shocking 1,999 Yuan ($314USD) price tag, according to a new leak from Chinese social media leakster Leaksfly.